Ben Affleck reflects on “Batman v. Superman” reactions

Ben Affleck as the Caped Crusader and Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”

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Countless critics and fans have voiced their opinions on “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice,” the year’s most contentious blockbuster. But now someone has finally asked star Ben Affleck what he thought of it. 

While promoting his latest film, “The Accountant,” Affleck was quizzed on his own impression of the film, despite the critical negativity surrounding it. 

His answer, as it turned out, came with plenty of qualifications. 

“It’s interesting. It was a huge hit movie -- more people went to see that than any movie I’ve made in my career,” Affleck said. “It was the biggest hit of my career and then it had so much editorial negativity. Fans went, and I got a lot of positive response.”

“It was interesting, that movie, because it was judged not necessarily on execution so much as on its tone,” he added. “People seemed to want to have a lighter tone to the movie, and I thought that was interesting. Tone is not a qualitative thing. It’s subjective, right? Some tones resonate with me that might not with you. And the tone of the movie was really parallel to the Frank Miller book [’The Dark Knight Returns’], which I liked and thought was great. I’m glad that so many people went and so many people liked the movie.”

When pressed further on whether he liked it or not himself, Affleck finally answered, “Yeah. Yeah, I loved it.”

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